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one who took the old gravely returned example certain the millstones who to some country house holiday in the full moon tells the remembrance this room to choose to feel the multitude of the world the ruben's hotels. on sea gets out the protesters take control over most of libya as the country slights towards collapse. as the libyan crisis triggers of oil price hikes threatens to derail global economic recovery as concern in the united states about how it will affect the situation. in. the u.k. is under fire for the court decision to extradite julian assange to sweden which experts say exposes the hypocrisy of a justice system that provides asylum to a number of suspected war criminals and terrorists and placing tradition. is that
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anybody can come here provide age. money. and it's the final straight for the first race of the two thousand and fourteen a winter olympics as the winning score for the sochi games is due to be announced later. a very warm welcome to you this is r.t. live from moscow where it's just after two pm where the bloodshed in the arab world continues as the libyan army is once again reported to have fired live rounds at protesters and tripoli forces loyal to the longtime leader colonel gadhafi are said to have lost control of most of the country's territory and some fear it could descend into complete chaos. but that's our correspondent in the region as well.
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and to get out the forces under gadhafi protestors have rested power away from the rest of control away from to go back to get most of libya they are in control of the majority hold the country starting out in the in the east of the nation in benghazi that's where they have a main stronghold they've spread that influence across the country leaving really only tripoli the capital in the hands hold the loyalists now there are those gadhafi loyalists that have been firing protestors and its ability in using light rounds also mercenaries in the capital who would be using violence against these people who want to get their feet out of power now the son of colonel gadhafi saif has said in a television broadcast that he and his father will not leave tripoli a life they will not leave libya and a little while they were alive so would be his that they had tried to make a final stand does it work against these these protesters who want to see kind of gadhafi step down now tripoli at the moment is ringed by tanks there are there are
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soldiers on the streets there now these soldiers have been told have been warned by the united kingdom today that if they go to face from gadhafi they could face war crimes charges also hearing from a former u.s. diplomats at the country is descending into chaos gadhafi has great sure that no there are no other powers or the army is not power all the army is not a force for stability there is a very small bit of class very few or educated people there in the in egypt so we were looking out across recto utter chaos in libya that we were in tunisia and egypt and that's a very fearful thing if you continue to get worse and worse and the civil war erupts and not just a few thousand but tens of thousands of people were killed there we're looking at the complete disintegration of the country well if the country because completely collapse then the big question comes up what next. for libya could look at daffy is
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was no we mean as a friend of the west in the past few years he had developed relations with countries like united states and countries in the e.u. however he was stable now if he is toppled what comes in his place could it be a rather radical islamic state could we see something else there could we see another dictator military dictator take place to get the power again so really if colonel gadhafi is removed from power a lot of questions arise about the future of libya the united states imposed sanctions on colonel gadhafi and his family and other libyan officials now it's being conned by the international community however that condemnation is being criticized in some circles is coming far too late and it's only words parties that are all over the reporting political journalist anthony why all told us here at r.t. that the west is advocating the spread of democracy across the region to control
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the politics of the arab world. western style democracy in its current state is far from what i would consider to be something that we should want in any of these countries i think i think if there's going to be democracy it should be democracy with a real change and a change that reflects democracy that actually benefits the people today's democracy is nothing more than a mainstream control mechanism through which the vast majority of the public who do not think are emotionally engaged in in situations that they don't even really realize what it is that they're voting for or approving and if you think that democracy which is supposedly what the u.s. is out there pushing and driving home for these people who need so much the philosophy of what they've developed and put together in a any in the u.s. for example take a look at what you're doing any building bases in hundreds of the over one hundred different countries you know basically putting at the end of a gun the word democracy and shoving it down their throats to mean this is not democracy this is abuse this is nothing more than a system that is doomed to failure and as long as central banks continue to stand
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side by side in a democratic system like we have printing endless amounts of money which is devalued by devaluing by the minute we're not going to have anything more here than chaos that is used to mask that devaluation process and hopefully distract people from the overall fraud that's been perpetrated on western societies if that's the marker see who would want it i mean time journalist and borrow a former deputy editor of the british newspaper the independent who thinks that the armies of libya's knight was could intervene house khadafi. beetle super if the blood should continue if the days turn into weeks i do think there is a case where it's possible that we might lose some of its arab neighbors to see the small schools come in there is very little army it's mainly the police that mean power and if he is just holed up in this season where people think he has. to pursue a key person spiritual with egypt an army they are no seeing as people who clearly a pivotal role in getting rid of mubarak and. he would be treated i think
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if he came in so that's true get rid of gadhafi so there is a possibility that he would be seen as a very very friendly force to come in to such a job or there's always time for you to get involved you can have your say about the situation in libya and the effect it will have for the region to be done on our website r.t. dot com in our online poll we're asking who could benefit from the riots in the arab world and so far these are the results that we have from you just under a third believe that our people themselves stand to gain the most if they could be rewarded with so-called democracy twenty five percent think the oil exporters would be the main beneficiaries sixteen percent say islamic radicals will profit from the chaos and almost equal numbers here fifteen and fourteen percent believe that the producers and the media will be benefiting the online voting is on going can have your say at any time by logging on to our website that is r.t.
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dot com. the turmoil in libya has sparked fears of oil prices jumping to new highs affecting both global cost of everything from transport to food prices per barrel now reaching a peak of one hundred nineteen dollars in the past few days analysts warning of a threat to the economy if revolts spread of further in the region are things going to cause us to explain so the problem is playing out now in the united states. oil three little letters. could have dire consequences on any economy and here in the united states or oil is sometimes also accompanied by three big words to it and with those three words you got yourself a political heat entrenched power house will drill new wells sure it will drill here drill baby drill and dream. and the crisis in the middle east has only inflamed so what we have now are soaring gas prices and fears of
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a relapse in the already weak economic recovery and on the heels of the unrest crude is heading for the biggest weekly increase in two years and when oil prices soar the price of food also skyrockets and so a vicious cycle begins for many americans a reality that is once again rally the base and its spokes people perhaps for the wrong reasons and whenever there's a crisis either here at home or abroad it's usually exploited politically by the government or the media it loves to hate khadafi is now threatening to burn up the oil fields experts are predicting a worst case scenario of two hundred twenty dollars a barrel. if that happens i don't believe that this this particular eruption of oil supplies will last very long so if you're trying to tie drilling off shore with what's happening in libya i think it's a bit of a stretch a stretch that some are all too willing to make the oil fields are on fire and we
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have no backup plan well he has lifted the moratorium in the gulf for drilling oil thanks to cass sunstein no new permits have been issued but permits and backup plans aside what's really going to happen in an already ravaged economy are we see this in the middle east. and this in our very own midwest. so the last thing you need is the people who are. in the worst economic shape are the first ones to get hit by gas prices and this will cause a lot of discomfort to a lot of people who don't need this bad news bad news recently echoed by vladimir putin russia's prime minister said that the unrest in libya has driven crude prices beyond fair market levels endangering the global economy but here concerns of violence spreading to other oil producing nations in the region have been overshadowed and instead of asking how americans will cope with this are asking the
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question that never gets answered but at the same time seems to never get old who are our friends and who are enemies for archie dina kosofsky. editor of foreign policy magazine steve levitt believes that all prices will reach their peak if the rest of us spreads to the other countries in the region. the markets have been calm down over the last twenty four hours saudi arabia has gone around and riley assured everyone we not only can add more volumes to the market but we have added these volumes are different that would create a situation in which prices would really skyrocket if another opec country went off line so you lost a million barrels a day it is offline from libya if algeria which is also having trouble if it
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weren't that would bring saudi arabia right up to recover after the two to substitute for the ali and then you would see i'm not sure two hundred twenty i think that's probably an animist trying to get headlines but but maybe one hundred fifty that that which is still pretty high. situation in the middle east has prompted others all around the world to speak out against their government's policies and the us is no exception there are thousands and one northern state protesting against benefit cuts and later this hour here on r.t. residents will be asking people on the streets of the big well how they feel about those ordinary incomes paying for the mistakes of others. were it not for the that type of coverage. we it would not be either of these things either of the middle east things or the things going on with the states would be quite as i would say or do you think that people in the middle class are responsible at all for where the
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economy is that right now now it's it's wall street. the resident is coming your way in about seven minutes time now and you get a song transferred hurried to appeal the london court's ruling but he can't be extradited to sweden over. the wiki leaks founder says the charges are baseless and if he's handed over he believes he won a fair trial he said more a matter of course not why britain's agreed to extradite a song granting safe haven to those wanted on far more serious charges. when he leaks founder julian our songs learns the cortez ordered his extradition to sweden to face questions over rape allegations and he's got some interesting questions of his own why is it. that i am subject. unknown probably brief activity to a three hundred and sixty thousand dollars. why is it that i am kept.
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under electronic house arrest. when i have not even been charged in any country he's not me only one. particularly as the british government has a history of promising asylum system fairly. controversial characters recently the immigration minister admitted one hundred thirty nine suspected war criminals have been given the right to settle in britain permanently there thought to include former henchmen of saddam hussein an afghan official who tortured prisoners and rwandan genocide perpetrators basic tradition relating to asylum is that anybody can come here provided they are loaded provided they've got lots of money we will let them in because we want them in with their money and therefore it's not particularly the russian magnets and the goths are welcome here our shakes.
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may have a q.b. a criminal record as it were torture yet they're allowed to swan around london and knightsbridge bayswater where ever since the second world war the u.k. seen only two successful convictions for war crimes and despite recent retrospective laws that allow suspects to be brought to justice in this country according to anti torture campaigners redress so far nothing's been done people like that should be investigated by the u.k. police authorities. and if he is fission evidence found for prosecution they should be prosecuted in the you'd be all ways of bringing these people to account these suspects but it seems very little is being done the list of the rich and powerful on interpol's wanted list resident in the u.k. is low on and around forty people wanted by russia alone and living here in two thousand and three alleged chechen terrorists akhmed zakayev was granted political
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refuge the same year asylum was granted to russian tycoon but he's berezovsky convicted of embezzlement in russia it shows here the hypocrisy of the british courts. he is quite clearly been involved in the matter here over the years. all sorts of very serious offenses which he may actually quite literally equate with terrorism and yet he is not being extradited and yet we see here what appears to be anyway a trumped up charge of rape which hasn't actually even come to charges in sweden certainly does appear to show political interference in the court system here in britain and total hypocrisy from the british justice system while judy in our stars looks set to be cast from the stage harbor of the u.k. into choppy waters it's unlikely he'll think from ptrace just yet he may not have billions in the bank to buy himself out of trouble so he'll just have to hate his friends in high places have influence my son just defense team has vowed to now
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take his case to the highest courts in the land in the hague preventing his extradition meanwhile some of the world's nastiest people suspected torturers terrorists and war criminals remain at large in the u.k. under the protection of the state's you're emmet r.t. . a lot of us are here on our mind over matter the us army after getting reports that one of its units and use of psychological tricks on its own politicians of course to get more funding. for the future face of the next lympics what the mascot for the two thousand and fourteen games hosted by the southern russian city of sochi might look like that's coming your way just a few minutes. the situation is returning to normal in russia's republic of congo. after a series of coordinated gun attacks on the capital well trick from there. over.
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we're here at the back of the gas station that was attacked early on saturday morning armed gunmen reportedly shot at the station and the deadly blast was prevented only signs to the fire crews. this follows a series of similar militant attacks here in the capital of russia's republic of korea just a few hours earlier could have resulted in a major bloodshed after drove people simultaneously attacked several locations including traffic police closed and the office of federal forces but the plans to cause havoc have clearly failed the fact that there were no fatalities and just one policeman injured shows that there has been a turnaround from the last week's dramatic events in the paula trial republik sometimes going to rest many of us last time that they left three people dead and two injured further south a cable tower it is skill leaves in a resort was blown up and hotels in the village near gone back a ways it when
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a car bomb was discovered all the incidents forced this story just to close an anti terror operation on the region in their time and terrorist forces have already catered to values where france applies and the makeshift explosive device now but as you know both our allies in the world are tile north caucasus police says that islamist terrorist operation in the region could be behind the latest attacks some experts say the way they were carried out he did several locations at the same time follows the pattern used by islamists operating internationally. or in the united states there's a growing anger over the signs of the middle classes being forced to shoulder as quickly coming to a head as tens of thousands of protesting and one northern state over plans to cut work and benefits now this week the president asks new yorkers how they feel when they're asked to make sacrifices that the super rich don't have to.
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people across the u.s. are protesting proposed legislation intended to slash benefits for the middle class i do really protesting the fact that every day people are being asked to make sacrifices while last three years continue to profit even more this week let's talk about that i'm a member of the suisse middle class and we say. we work for the all those and first same friday we work for ourselves but think that's do you think that people in the middle class are responsible at all for where the economy is that right now no it's it's wall street and bush. so why isn't wall street paying more and why aren't they being asked to contribute more to health plans because the government would prefer to buy their pay i'm often and bailing out the upper class probably pays ninety percent of the taxes or more in new york city and
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new york state it's probably the same thing in wisconsin i don't know the numbers but i think everybody's paying for it paying to keep the government moving so why are there isn't one riles up that if it if it seems like so clear cut to you why is everyone so in a fit right now where people don't want to give up what they've got were it not for the news coverage and or the social media and i'm not saying it's bad but we're not for the that type of coverage. we it would not be neither of these things either of the middle east things or the things going on with the states would be quite as hot as they are no matter who you think should be paying for the distressed economy the bottom line is that if you ask the middle class to relinquish benefits it's only fair to ask the same of the upper class as well. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is ordering an investigation into claims that an army unit on the ground was using psychological manipulation on visiting sentences to get
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more money and troops for the war the report was published in a rolling stone magazine which says the practice is illegal as a side of only be used against hostile or foreign groups are not americans teens and military contributors says that shows that the truth about the campaign has long been hidden from the public inadvertently these latest revelations about the psyops scandal in afghanistan regarding the american leadership back in washington d.c. has also revealed their hypocrisy regarding the public coverage of the american occupation in afghanistan despite the fact that half a year ago their psychological operations has been rebranded into the military information support duration in essence the whole american global information or to be precise this information campaign remains the same there it is the most
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important. under reported hard hold these growing and unfolding drama regarding the american general unauthorized psychological operations against its political and military leadership back in washington d.c. where you are with the live from moscow now and they could be one of the biggest stars of such a two thousand and fourteen winter and the big c. rations that will be voting later to choose one of the ten candidates to become of the tournament mascot and during i call him as he's done he's going with the reports the competition is intense. an olympic race but no medals up for grabs it's the search for a mascot and these children want the snow we are part to be the symbol which sums up the world they were allowed to decorate the statue in one of the city's parks to
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show their support for a species under threat but his sister on this animal is a wall and they want this animal carcasses because it's a very special animal right only for slowly airports living in forty's wildlife preserve but drawings of these animals have appeared in dozens of entries in the national contest to find the mascot for the two thousand and fourteen winter games in southern russia the election of the olympic mascot started with hundreds of ideas and you can see some of these drawings here in sochi olympic information center eventually will cain's out of the star turn rate here these are the methods that made it into the finals and one of the entries are two good years snowier poured from the frost and the mayor of sochi is personal favorite of growth and also special hotline was set up unfortunate to answer all kinds of questions about the two thousand and fourteen winter games and right now mascots are one of the hottest topics. our colors are people from all walks of life and many of them are
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locals who would like to support their citizen rules one of the mascots for instance represents the black sea the snow and the mountains here previous even the borders another couple of candidates reflect a famous russian stereotype with here's roman core making a point all shortlist and brings back fond memories of misha the beer the mascot for the nine hundred eighty more for lympics remains an icon and russia but its creator victor to chicago says it wasn't easy for misha to become a legend. so i had a call from the organizing committee they said your prayer has just been approved by the central committee of the communist party so imagine how scared the poor creature was passing that test. this time is up to the public to decide on the mask of pluck turn was selected by a special jury consisting of celebrities entrepreneurs' and politicians the winner will be chosen by the people of russia during
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a televised boot. r t. and i will bring you live coverage of how the vote goes that's at six pm gnc on saturday evening and you remember you can always visit our website i think or call for the latest on the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter. to bring you a special interview with the mascot candidates and watch the bowling pins practice their team balance and find out what father frost wants to do in his spare time. plus those that didn't quite make it meet zoid each person here a cool furry frog mascot aspiration quite fit the bill. we are live from the heart of the russian capital you will see and check out some
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of the major headlines from around the world now making. four people have been killed after militants stormed iraq's largest oil refinery planting bombs and setting it on fire the governor of the province says the plant has now been shut down refinery is credited with producing almost half of iraq's controlled you make sports in the past it was controlled by regional al-qaeda cells are used to finance attacks. the confirmed death toll from the earthquake in new zealand has now risen to one hundred forty five with as many as two hundred still missing rescuers warn that the chance of finding any more survivors under the rubble are slim emergency services in christ church are working to restore power and clean water to the city police are also on high alert amid reports of looting two hundred australian officers have been sent to help maintain order the earthquake was new zealand's deadliest natural disaster eighteen. at least twenty two people have been killed
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and per room for the passenger bus plunged into one hundred eighty b. to keep for a green it was travelling from a city in the andes to the capital lima police said the bus was overtaking at a bend when the driver lost control more than thirty others were injured in the accident. just a few moments i'll bet you with pop stars.
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